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    January 12, 2013
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if you can control what's happening inside your body, you can change the world outside of it. that's the mantra we need to take into the new year. >> how much of it is mental? >> mental is where you win it all. if you look at the root cause of so many of the problems we face in the lives, it starts up there. you want to start with small, actionable steps. if you realize the sacredness of what we were given when we were born, the uniqueness of this valuable inheritance and treasure it as the temple of the soul, ta louse you to realize this is what all the action really is. it is very core. it is not about competing in the journey of life but about taking a small time-out and realizing the wisdom of how beautiful whatever we were handed is and it takes us to the true bliss of life. >> my own discipline, mental strength, six weeks time, you are coming back and those numbers are coming down. thank you. that's all for tonight. good night. [ applause ]
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from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is early start weekend. it could be the most stunning confession in cycling history. the real reason lance armstrong is sitting down with oprah. what will be the white house decide when it comes to gun control? all morning we'll put the proposals and the pushback in focus. have you seen the inside of a coffee cup after the coffee's gone? who wants to carry that around and take it back to the store and, fill me up, johnny. nobody wants to use that again. >> remember last week? why victor's going to eat those words about starbucks' latest venture.
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it is saturday, january 12th, good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. >> i stand behind those words. >> you might not want to. you'll find out why. >> good rng mo, everyone, i'm victor blackwell, that's one take on armstrong's motivation, here is another. this weekend, we're going to talk about lance armstrong and the possibility that he is sitting down with oprah winfrey to talk about cycling and his future in cycling and possibly doping. last week we heard reports that he may fess up to doping, but now we have a date and a time. "usa today" reports that armstrong will sit down with oprah next week to come clean. why now? he's already been disgraced, he's lost sponsors and stepped down from live strong. what does he have to gain by sitting down with oprah winfrey? and admitting it now after years of denials. joining me now on the phone to answer that question is "usa
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today." you wrote an article talking about this. when and where will he make this admission? and why now? >> well, he's supposed to make this admission monday when the show tapes. oprah winfrey is coming to his home in austin, texas. they are taping an interview and that is supposed to air next thursday now. as to why is he doing this now? the evidence came out against him, a massive file of evidence came out against him in october. and in the three months since then, he's been keeping a pretty low profile. and i think he's been deciding what to do about it. he's kind of cornered himself. because for many years now, he strenuously denied these doping allegations. and with all of the evidence that's come out against him, it's hard to deny it anymore. and he's making a calculated decision for himself personally, it's also, i think, a business decision for him.
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because it's affecting his charity livestrong and all of his sponsors have fired him. i think when he goes out in public now, he's getting a little bit different reception than what he used to get in that, you know, everybody knows now that if you believe the evidence that he did dope and lie about it for many years. so this is really a personal decision for him and also a calculated business decision for him. >> now, the "new york times" has said he would admit to doping so that he could, again, race competitively, professionally as a cycler. how likely is that? >> not very likely any time soon according to the world anti-doping agency code. somebody who has a lifetime ban for doping, they could get their lifetime ban reduced to no less than eight years and if they made a heavy burden, and that burden is for that person to
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provide substantial assistance to anti-doping officials about cheating in sports and cheating in cycling and helping anti-doping officials to catch other cheaters. and he would have to do that. he would have to provide a lot of testimony about that if he wanted to get his ban reduced. the rule book says no less than eight years, right now he's 41. so eight years from now, he would be 49. and i don't know how interested he would be in competing at that age. i would say, also, though that possibly because it's lance armstrong and depending on what kind of information he provides them, maybe the governing bodies in international sports makes some kind of agreement to go outside the rule book and cut that ban down to less than eight years. but in any event, i don't think we're going to see him compete in sanction events any time soon. >> let's talk about the legal implications, he said under oath
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he did not dope. what about possible civil lawsuits? people had money invested in lance armstrong and the armstrong brand. as he continuously lied about not doping. >> yeah, criminally, as far as perjury, last time he was known to have testified that he did not use performance-enhancing drugs was 2005. it was in a lawsuit brought against him by a promotions company in dallas. and my understanding about that is he is not at risk there because it's been seven years since then and that is beyond the statute of limitations. i think he's clear there. civilly, it's a lot trickier. like you mentioned, there are a lot of sponsors that invested a lot of money in him. there are people that have sued him already because they think they've been defrauded by him because of his lies about performance enhancing drugs. that is a risk he's taking.
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he's gambling a little bit that he can deal with it. he can negotiate it, reach settlements with these people that might want to sue him because of this. definitely is a risk and that is the risk. he's hoping he can negotiate the way out of that. >> brent with usa today, it's 3:00 a.m. on the west coast, we know you've been working all night to break details in this story. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me on. thanks a lot. well, that is one take on armstrong's motivation. here's another. earlier this week, i talked with dave shields. >> there's a lot of other pressures. hooe e he's not the only one currently under trial. there's his old doctor and things like that. and i got a feeling there's some pressures coming on in some of those trials that are suggesting to him some things are going to
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come out out of his control. and now he's thinking, oh, well, the best way i can protect myself is to get that information out. but it's, you know, it's very self-serving. >> yeah, so if he does come clean, you have always said you were an armstrong supporter, would that be enough for you? >> for me, it would be too late. you know, it's -- i think that in life we try to believe people when somebody violates that trust and we start to realize, wait, this person doesn't really know the value of telling the truth, which is what i've certainly seen from armstrong. i'm not going to go in there and get fooled again. you know, he doesn't know how to tell the truth. >> once again, a headline here, "usa today" reports that armstrong will admit to doping on monday in an interview with oprah. and now to the flu epidemic that has gripped the country, 47 states now to be exact. new information from the cdc
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shows that just three states, california, hawaii, and mississippi are the only places where the flu is not widespread. every other state from alaska to florida is reporting the flu across more than half of their given state. dr. sanjay gupta has tips on recognizing that bug and how to get through it. >> randi, it's the worst flu season in years. we've been talking about it all week. emergency rooms in many places overflows. it's a fascinating story. here's what you need to know. >> the flu strikes fast and symptoms much more severe than a common cold. you feel fine one day and then the next a sudden fever, sore throat, headache, and tightness in the chest. >> over 200,000 people every year are hospitalized with influenza. and anywhere from 3,000 to 50,000 people will die each year. >> reporter: flu cases are at epidemic proportions now in some areas of the country. it's the most we've seen this
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time of year in a decade. >> they may get more complications from this particular h3n2 strain which may make them ill for a longer period of time. >> it typically surfaces earlier in the season, tends to produce stronger symptoms. and it is highly contagious. in fact, when someone coughs or sneezes, these tiny droplets are released into the air. you can't even see them with the human eye, so you can breathe them in, but they can also live on surfaces. a lot of people don't realize this, they can stay on these surfaces for eight hours. say your co-worker is sick, you come over, use their keyboard, got the germs on your hand and then you touch your nose and mouth, and now you're infected. >> and if you spend several hours in tight quarters, like on an airplane. at highest risk, passengers two rows in front or behind the infected person. now, the best way to kill those germs is to wash your hands and do it often and use real soap
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and real water. the problem is, people don't wash their hands long enough. my best advice, sing the happy birthday song twice while you're washing your hands. it's not quick to get rid of these viruses. another key to prevention is getting the flu shot, getting vaccinated, reduces your risk of getting the flu of around 60%. another benefit to getting your flu shot, if you do get sick, your symptoms won't last as long as compared to those who weren't vaccinated. >> sanjay gupta, thank you very much. the 66,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan may be headed home sooner than expected. hamid karzai met with president obama in washington yesterday. he and mr. obama agreed to a complete transition of operations by the end of 2014. both men spoke at the white house. >> our path is clear and we are moving forward. every day more afghans are
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stepping and taking responsibility for their own security and as they do, our troops will come home and next year this long war will come to a responsible end. >> the american forces will be no longer presidential afghan villages that the task will be that of the afghan forces to provide for the afghan people. >> president obama is considering keeping some troops possibly between 3,000 and 9,000 in place after 2014. it's for counterterrorism and training, but only if they get immunity from prosecution. karzai signaled he may be willing to give into that demand. there's new information on that secret service prostitution scandal. this is the one that captured the headlines when president obama headed down to colombia for a secret visit last april. chris lawrence has the story. >> well, randi, victor, the prostitution scandal that embarrassed the u.s. government won't go away.
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after an investigation, three more u.s. army soldiers have now been disciplined for their part. all three received letters of reprimand. two of the three also had to give up their pay for a couple of months and do extra duty. again, this involved about a dozen u.s. service members who admitted taking prostitutes back to their hotel rooms last april. this was just prior to a visit by president barack obama. also implicated were three dea agents and about 13 u.s. secret service agents, most of whom resigned or retired. now, prostitution is legal in colombia and ultimately the investigation found there was no security risk to president obama himself, but it humiliated the very proud secret service and some of the other government workers, obviously, who have been caught up in this scandal. randi? victor? >> chris lawrence, thank you very much. crime is the hot topic in
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it's serious. >> so what might be in the final list of recommendations? first, universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole that lets people bypass those checks right now. the white house is believed to favor a ban on high-capacity magazines. president obama is expected to have his recommendations by tuesday. the immediate reaction seems to be a spike in gun sales. some likening it to the run on twinkies. background checks for guns jumped more than 50% last month from the same period a year earlier and that some gun shops are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for weapons and ammunition. biden also met with the nra. and this is their take on that discussion. >> in a sense, they were checking a box. they were able to say we met with the nra, we met with the people that are strong second amendment supporters. that doesn't mean there isn't an area for agreement.
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>> room for an agreement, sounds promising, but then again the nra came out after that meeting to say the white house is launching an assault on the second amendment. it may be the states that make major changes to their own gun laws. >>. >> gun violence has been on a rampage as we know firsthand and we know painfully. we must stop the madness, my friends. and in one word, it's justify enough, it has been enough. >> we will have much more throughout the morning. next hour, what happens when a so-called good guy with a gun steps in. it is the tale of two shootings. in mississippi, thousands of criminal cases could be reviewed all because of autopsies performed by one man. could innocent people be on
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in mississippi, crimes and court cases long thought to be solved and settled are getting a fresh look. and prisoners, including death row inmates could be set free. it's all because of questions about a doctor whose work load and tactics have become the focus of intense criticism. i traveled to mississippi this past week to talk to the doctor in question. >> if you died in mississippi of any sort of suspicious circumstances, chances are, dr. hayne was going to be cutting you open. >> reporter: that's a former public defender talking about dr. steven hayne a pathologist
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who claims to have conducted tens of thousands of autopsies. >> how many would you say you've done an average year late '80s to probably a few years ago? >> somewhere in the range of 1,400, 1,500 in that range, maybe 1,600. >> that's five to six times what's recommended by the national association of medical examiners. for the first time on television, hayne is responding to claims that an oversized work load and questionable tactics may have led to the conviction of many innocent people. for decades in mississippi, there's seldom been a state medical examiner. counties relied on state approved pathologists to conduct autopsies. he's never been certified by the board of american pathologists as a forensic pathologist. >> he was a prosecutor's best friend. law enforcement would go to dr. hayne with their investigation pretty much complete. they would tell him what they suspected had happened. and nine times out of ten, probably 95 out of 100 times,
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they would get the result they were looking for. >> i'm not a friend of law enforcement if a crime has been committed. i'm not -- i don't support a d.a. if he wants to charge a person with a crime and i don't think a crime was committed. >> one high-profile case is that of tyler edmonds. in 2003, the 13-year-old boy confessed to pulling a trigger of a gun with his older sister to kill her husband. he later recanted that confession. edmonds was tried as an adult and hayne testified as an expert witness for the state. edmonds was sentenced to life in prison. three years later, the conviction was overturned and edmonds is now a free man. then supreme court justice oliver diaz wrote a scathing concurring opinion. >> i saw that dr. hayne testified that he could tell by the bullet wounds on the victim that there were two hands on the trigger that fired the shot that
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killed the victim. i said that doesn't make sense. >> all i could say is two people were involved, i couldn't conclude one person did the shot. it was not a definitive statement. >> hayne was removed from the list of state-approved pathologists. recently, the project has asked the state supreme court to review four separate murder cases in which hayne was the pathologist and expects to file ten additional requests, some of them death penalty cases. >> we're going to have to go back. and we're going to have to examine just about every case. that he had any contact with. and we're in the process of doing that here in mississippi now. >> ballpark, how many cases. >> thousands. thousands. >> hayne sued attorneys for defamation, libel, and slander, a case that led to an out of court monetary settlement. but information gathered in that case was also used in the petition-seeking reviews of other murder cases.
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when asked tough questions about his tens of thousands of autopsies, hayne has a simple answer. >> i don't think there are errors in my work. >> amazing story. how did it all start, though? >> well, every legal expert i spoke with in mississippi started with mississippi is a poor state. so it was a financial problem. and they in the late '80s, early '90s found out if they did not have a state medical examiner, they could save money on the building facilities and the staffing. because he was moving through so many cases, he kept getting business and kept getting business. he said he did four autopsies a day, 18 hours a day he worked, did not take a vacation, did not take a break for 20 years. we also have this statement about if mississippi will look into these cases, this is from the mississippi attorney general jim hood. he says our office would say this is not and never has been a matter of defending dr. hayne, if fraudulent testimony has been given either by a witness for
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good morning, 6:30 here on the east coast, 3:30 on the west coast. thanks for watching. i'm victor blackwell. here are five stories we're watching this morning. getting an abortion, breast cancer screening, or birth control in texas got tougher because planned parenthood is now all but shut down across the state. under a new texas law, the state denies money, including federal money to women's health clinics that are affiliated with abortion. federal money makes up a huge chunk of planned parenthood.
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a federal judge allowed it to be part of the program, but the request was denied yesterday. bp has settled with as many as 100,000 plaintiffs who were claiming they were sickened or hurt by the 2010 gulf oil disaster. a federal judge in new orleans signed off on it yesterday. cleanup workers and residents who lived near the spill zone. a bp spokesman said the company is quote pleased with the settlement. it will be two months before the suspected shooter in the colorado theater massacre formally hears the 166 charges against him. a judge on friday delayed james holmes' arraignment to give his lawyers more time to review more than 30,000 pages of evidence and hundreds of dvds and cds. the hearing had been scheduled for friday, but the judge said he was concerned about the case and it could be headed for an appeal if he rushed it. holmes faces murders, attempted murder, and weapons violations in the july 20th rampage that left 12 people dead.
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the presidents of argentina and peru were in cuba yesterday visiting hugo chavez. christina fernandez says she planned to take chavez a bible. the venezuelan leader went to havana last month for cancer surgery. and since then he's suffered a severe lung infection. and on thursday, he missed his own inauguration. if you're a python hunter, it's go time in the florida everglades. today marks the start of a month-long contest designed to -- the snakes can be longer than minivans and weigh as much as grown men. and because they have no natural predators, their numbers are really out of control. participants can use guns and machetes and prizes include $1,000 for the longest python and $1,500 for the most pythons captured. more for you now on the
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bombshell report on lance armstrong. last week it came out that the cycling champion may admit to doping. but now "usa today" is reporting to know when it will go down. next week with oprah. this morning, victor spoke with the man that broke that story. >> well, he's supposed to make this admission monday when the show tapes. oprah winfrey is coming to his home in austin, texas. they're taping an interview monday and that is supposed to air next thursday. now, as to why is he doing this now? the evidence came out against him a massive file of evidence came out against him in october. and in the three months since then, he's been keeping a pretty low profile. and i think he's been deciding what to do about it. he's kind of cornered himself. because for many years now, he strenuously denied these doping allegations. and with all the evidence that's come out against him, it's hard to deny it anymore. and he's making a calculated
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decision for himself personally, it's also, i think, a business decision for him because it's affecting his charity live strong, all of his sponsors have fired him. >> nick valencia joins me now to talk more about this. you've been following this story pretty closely. if it's true and he does come out and come clean about doping, what are the legal repercussions here? >> first, what a fall from grace for this guy. he's a hero to so many, but now at the bottom of his career. that's the question everybody has. what are the legal ramifications, repercussions from this? "usa today" is reporting that he's reached the statute of limitations for this 2005 under oath sworn testimony that he had nothing to do with performance-enhancing drugs, never took anything to do with doping. >> which could be one reason why he may be talking now. >> could be a calculated leak he's doing this. but there's still another whistleblower lawsuit pending, one of the first people that came out and, you know, pointed
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at lance armstrong using performance-enhancing drugs. this lawsuit, the u.s. department of justice still hasn't decided whether or not it's going top latch on to this lawsuit. so if they do, randi, that could mean potential criminal charges brought against lance armstrong. >> what about livestrong. the charity was close to his heart, a lot of people donated to that charity. this might be a way to save that. >> there were some rumors that they pressured him to coming out. the image and brand of this organization worth about $100 million. they say this damages their image. he's the founder of this, and as we mentioned, this just terrible fall from grace. but a lot of people saying the doping not as bad as some of the bullying he did. the character assassinations against the people who came out and accused him of doping. he vilified people. filed counter lawsuits like the united states antidoping agency saying they had no jurisdiction or authority to press charges. >> he came out swinging, no question about it. >> very much so. and now it seems he's going to
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try to come clean, at least, to take that first step toward redemption. by no means does this mean this is the final chapter in the saga. a lot of people saying he's doing this to regain eligibility for triathlons. he's been competing in unsanctioned triathlons, that could give him a chance to compete in a more sanctioned fashion. i think this is the last we've seen of lance armstrong for cycling. >> you have to wonder who is advising him. nick, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. president obama nominates new cabinet members and the academy nominates some of hollywood's best. in case you missed it all, here's a look back at the week that was. >> chuck hagel may need those war survival skills. >> chuck hagel's leadership of our military would be historic. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >> two nightmarish incidents are now under investigation. >> a fuel leak is always a serious matter. >> always unacceptable.
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>> what a beautiful woman, wow. >> i think the media has been unfair to him. >> a beautiful woman, a few ugly plane problems and more petty politics ruled this week that was, one that began with some key cabinet picks like chuck hagel. >> i came to admire his courage and his judgment. even if it wasn't popular. >> turns out, he's not too popular with some. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. >> profoundly wrong on some of the biggest national security threats confronting the united states today. >> the mechanical problems just keep rolling in from boeing's 787 dreamliner. >> more like a nightmare. three of boeing's brand new planes suffered a slew of issues. >> a fire and leaking fuel. >> error message related to the plane's braking system. >> all these little glitches that boeing says they are, or is there something else that's happening? >> nope.
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boeing says just growing pains. but airlines are growing impatient. >> they have a quality problem. and this quality problem should result -- >> speaking of problems. >> you quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. what a beautiful woman. wow. >> a.j.'s -- >> whoa. >> that's legendary sportcaster brent musberger -- >> musberger, chill out, baby. >> yeah, some thought it was kind of creepy. but not the beautiful woman herself. >> the fact that he said we were beautiful and gorgeous, i don't see why any woman wouldn't be flattered by that. >> hey, while we're talking sports, this year's baseball hall of famers are -- no one. well, three who have died will get in. but barry bonds, roger clemens, sammy sosa all shut out this year because, let's face it, you
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have you seen the inside of a coffee cup after the coffee's gone? who wants to carry that around and take it back to the store? fill me up, johnny? nobody wants to use that again. >> so that was us last weekend talking about these things right
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here. these are these reusable starbucks coffee cups. and you, you just -- you're not a fan. you don't think anybody would use these, right? >> i don't think they would use it. you buy it for a buck, you take it back over and over and get a dime off each drink. >> and they wash it out and victor was like, no way. turns out the cups are a hit. 25% of americans already bought or plan to buy a cup. now, granted, the survey was pretty small, right? >> yes, 1,000 people. >> yeah. >> everybody talks a good game, but consider this statistic, friend at home. only 2% of the people who were surveyed actually had purchased this cup. oh, yeah, i want the cup. i love the idea. >> holding it here, it actually feels pretty durable. give it a shot. >> okay. it's a nice cup, i'm just saying people won't take it back. and i did a survey of my own. >> around the newsroom? >> a coffee drinker in our newsroom on our team has this cup. just putting it out there.
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>> because we drink coffee out of our newsroom. >> we've got starbucks people, they don't have the cup. >> can we talk about something else? >> sure. i'm off my box. boeing 787, growing pains. all kinds of problems, leaking fuel, plus cracked cockpit window and electrical fire in another, mechanical problems, and this after all the manufacturing delays, as well. i mean, we had high hopes for this one. >> this is bad news because when -- >> doesn't have any growing pains. >> work everything out -- >> before you put it on the air,
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please. >> so this story, i love. a little boy in england saved all of his christmas money to buy this ultrasonic ray dor. radar. like kids often do, he loses it. so then he writes a letter to lego. >> and this is the letter. or part of it, at least. my daddy just told me to leave the people at home, but i took them and i lost jay zx at the shop as it fell out of my coat. so what happens next? well, lego writes back. a customer service rep says he spoke with the sensei. >> clearly you don't have the kit. >> i do not. >> luka, your father seems like a very wise man, you must always protect your ninjago mini figures. the letter also includes his
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permission to send little luka a new toy. >> i love that he got that and the customer rep got him a new toy and had to go to get it. >> take that little extra time to get him a ninjago replacement. >> give him credit for writing the company. that's what we should all do when something goes wrong. well, battle the flu without hand sanitizer and medicine. we will show you how next. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app.
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i know right now it seems like everyone, everyone has the flu or some kind of cold. i'm just getting over one. you're good. >> okay. as long as you say so. >> so you need to find a way to protect yourself from all those germs that are floating around. >> you can get a flu shot, of course, or douse yourself in hand sanitizer or may want to try maximizing your body's natural flu fighter, which is your immune system, and you can do it by eating properly. >> joining us now is mark mcdonald. let's start with what we can avoid to damage our immune system. >> great question. lack of sleep, stress, which we all know. but actually the biggest immune system zapper is soda. it's full of sugar, full of chemicals, not good for the immune system. >> okay. so obviously you brought some things that are good for us.
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>> yeah. >> for the immune system. what should we be eating and drinking? >> well, fruits and veggies. you want to do the colors because they're loaded in antioxidants. then you have your water which flushes out all your toxins, and then you're going to have cinnamon, like a spice like cinnamon, which is a good blood sugar stabilization, or like an herb which actually boosts your white blood cell count. >> put a little cinnamon in your oatmeal? >> or in your water. cinnamon water tastes good. it helps you burn fat too. >> cinnamon in water. i will try that. there are a lot of myths out there. mothers are told these myths, our friends tell us about how to avoid getting the flu and getting sick. >> so one of it is a lot -- this is like a semimyth. a lot of times people like vitamin packets and think i'm going to load up on vitamin c. vitamin c is in here, but not
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welcome back, everyone. and good morning, washington. look at that. sort of eerie picture of the capitol building there. a little fog, few lights on. it's going to be a beautiful day and washington's already about 45 degrees there. so nice and balmy. glad you're with us here on "early start weekend." award season may be heating up, but the "zero dark thirty" controversy continues. politicians like senator john mccain and some in the oscar academy are taking issue with the film's depiction of torture in the hunt for osama bin laden. >> in op-ed, david clenen urged people not to vote for the film. he writes this, i cannot vote for a film that makes heroes of americans who commit the crime of torture. the sony co-chairman says "zero dark thirty" does not advocate
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torture. to not include that part of history would have been irresponsible and inaccurate. >> and on the subject of film, one of hollywood's most iconic movie theaters getting a new name. grauman's chinese theater will now be called tcl theater. money is expected to go towards needed renovations, cultural landmark first opened in the summer of 1927. the oscars are a little more than a month away, but we've got another big show coming up this weekend. the golden globes, hollywood's second biggest night of the year. earlier i spoke with nichelle turner about the show and who's up for awards. >> coming off this week announcement of the oscar nominations, everyone will be looking at how "lincoln" is going to fair. the steven spielberg drama is going in with a total of seven nominations. it is the clear front runner in the drama category, but up
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against stiff competition, up against "django unchained," "zero dark thirty," and "argo." that's a list of movies. >> "lincoln" is a front runner in the drama category. let's talk about the best actors in the drama category. is he a lock this year? >> you know, it's hard to say that anyone is a lock. i think especially in the best actor categories, there were so many strong performances this year that to me, anyone could win and would be justified. but daniel day-lewis is up for the movie "lincoln," he's up against richard gere in "arbitrage," john hawkes for "the sessions." joaquin phoenix in "the master." that performance he did was phenomenal. and denzel washington in "flight," which i think is his
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best performance ever and i never thought i'd say that after seeing him in "malcolm x," and denzel washington is, well, denzel. >> and he gets better and better and better. >> absolutely. >> let's go to the actresses. i hear jennifer is getting a lot of buzz. but in zero dark thirty, apparently she's doing pretty well. >> yeah, you need to spend an entire day at the movie theater, victor, but yes. she is, but this is a competitive category this year. so i think voters had some very difficult decisions to make. now, we're looking at jessica chastain in "zero dark thirty." naomi watts for "the impossible," and she is making a late, strong push. she wants to do well this award season. and also rachel weisz for "deep blue sea." >> listen to why tina

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